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The First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion. While the exact boundaries of this right can be difficult to draw, at a minimum it means Americans have the right to join the religious groups of their choice and worship unmolested by the government. Free exercise, however, is not a cover for otherwise illegal activities. Religious beliefs should not be used to prevent public accommodation for government and/or government funded services, and do not constitute a right to disobey laws protecting others from discrimination and abuse.

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April 2016 Church & State

Finding Their Voices

Women Harmed By Limits On Birth Control Haven't Had Their Say In Court - Until Now

March 2016 Church & State

States of Rebellion

Prodded By Religious Right Groups, Legislatures Around The Country Are Trying New Schemes To Block Marriage Equality

February 2016 Church & State

In The Crosshairs

Having Lost The Battle Over Marriage Equality, The Religious Rights Aims Its Sights At The Transgender Community

January 2016 Church & State

Bible Belt Activist

Deep In The Heart Of Dixie, Amanda Scott Fights For Church-State Separation

January 2016 Church & State

Barrier Method?

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear New Group Of Cases That Could Further Limit Americans' Access To Reproductive Health Care

December 2015 Church & State

Access Denied

Prodded By Religious Right Extremists, State Officials Are Increasingly Decimating Reproductive Care Options For Women